It's starting to feel like we are half way through summer, but it's also starting to feel like we still have the big half to go. We've got an August chock full of happenings; new beers, the Surf'n'Suds Beer Fest, a bevy of bands, singers, and food trucks, read on!

The beer festival in our back yard Surf'n'Suds is slated for liftoff August 12. The fifth annual edition will see over 70 craft breweries, wineries, and ciders on Linden field. Mega-sized beer pong, cornhole, food trucks, and live music will create an amazing day. Tickets sell out, so we included this link so you can be a part of the magic: https://nightout.com/events/carpinteria-surf-n-suds-beer-festival-2017/tickets.

We will also be releasing our collaboration brew with brewLab and Rincon Brewery. The appropriately titled 'Tres Cervezerias' is an XPA with delightful proportions: 5.4 % and 31 IBUs. Mosaic, Simcoe, and Galaxy hops mingling for a pale golden extraordinarily refreshing extra pale ale. Again, not to be missed.

What's flowing on draft here now? Great question. That would be the Blonde, Paradise Pale Ale, Avocado Honey Ale, IPA, Tropical Lager, Jubilee, our Variance the Hop Hefner (half IPA, half Hefeweizen), the King Tide, Hopliner IPA, and the Pacific Coast Hefeweizen. Bottle selections include the Blonde, Avocado Honey Ale, Paradise Pale Ale, IPA, Hopliner, King Tide, Big Island Barleywine, Starry Night Stout, Barrel Aged Jubilee, Bourbon Barrel Big Island, Barrel Aged Perpetual Saison, Bourbon Barrel Rigamarole, Barrel Aged Big Island from 2015, and the Bourbon Barrel Starry Night Stout. And finally the Tropical Lager and Hopliner are in cans.

As far as the rest of what we know about the future, in a nutshell we've got food Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, music and Trivia on Tuesdays, bands on Saturday, and Sunday. There's rumors of an Open Mic night coming up. Check out more details on August happenings on the Calendar section of our website: http://www.islandbrewingcompany.com/new-events/?view=calendar&month=August-2017 The new merchandise room is up and operational and there's no shopping experience quite like shopping with a beer in the hand. Here's a sneak peek at what the new bar is going to look like. We've never been closer! That's it for now. See you soon, if not sooner!